Apr 18 2015

Official ‘Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice’ trailer is online

Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice - Batman suit

After an embarrassing leak of the trailer yesterday, Warner has been quick to release an official version of the highly anticipated first trailer for BATMAN V SUPERMAN: DAWN OF JUSTICE. As expected, it continues pictures of the titular characters doing stuff.

The swiftness of the release mirrors a similar incident when Disney responded within hours of the first leaked footage from Avengers: Age of Ultron. Unfortunately, Warner don’t have Hydra to blame this time around. However, no aggressive actions against James Franco films were taken, and nor should they be. We just really want to make that clear for those of your interested in vigilante justice.

A lengthy explanation isn’t needed for a film that joins Snakes on a Plane and Sharktopus vs. Pteracuda as films with narratively concise titles. Unsurprisingly for a film from Zack “Snack” Snyder, we see icons of superheroes operating with the lights out. As it promised, it deals with the fallout of Superman’s destruction of downtown Metropolis, and the world’s reaction to this. As this deals purely with visuals, like many of Snack’s productions and promotions to date, it is difficult to get a sense of exactly what the film is actually about. Plus, if this is any indication, the other “Justice League” members are likely to have a peripheral role at best within this film. Also: is Batman being voiced by James Spader?

BATMAN V SUPERMAN: DAWN OF JUSTICE is released on 25 March 2016 in the US, and 25 March 2016 in Australia.